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like to add that you are listening to the commonwealth of california radio program. chris anderson is discussing a new vision for manufacturing which brings the technology to the desktop. one thing i like about your business as this is a personal aspect that you share your story in. her number when i was a kid, i spent my summers in los angeles with my grandfather. thirty years earlier, i had certainly forgotten about it. and it all flashed back to me. and i realized that it had been in my blood all along. my grandfather was a swiss immigrant to los angeles in the 1920s and he worked in hollywood in mechanical business. at home he was an inventor and he did exactly they were fortunate to have these green lawns. with very elaborate sprinkler systems. they had to turn them off manually. you realize that realized that we needed to put a timer on this survey would be automatic. so he invented the automatic scraper system. so if you have my grandfather did that long ago and that is what he did. we got a box that said it was a kid to make a box powered engine. and i thought, okay, i have
to the commonwealth club of california radio program. our guest, wired editor and author chris anderson is discussing a new vision for entrepreneurship that brings manufacturing to the desktop. i thought we would switchgears. one thing i like about your book is it is not just a business phenomenon but a personal aspect to it, you share your story of making things with your daughter's, maybe you could share a little about that. >> after i got into this, i am going to need -- i have a tiny desk and started to pile really high and my wife was getting annoyed, a workshop. it is time. so we built one and it is like oh wait, this is coming back to me. i remember when i was a kid i spent my summers and los angeles with my grandfather and this is 30 years earlier and i hadn't -- i had forgotten about it. it all flashed back to me and i realized it had been in my blood all along, my grandfather was a swiss immigrant and los angeles in the 1920s working in hollywood in the mechanical business. was all gears but at home he was an inventor. he did exactly what a swiss engineer who is a watchmaker would invent in
of the maker community. >> i would like to add that you are listen to the commonwealth club of california. our guest is chris anderson. switching gears, this is not just a business phenomenon. this is a personal aspect where you share your stories and the legacy from your family -- i thought maybe you could share but that? >> yes, after i got into this, i thought, i have a little tiny desk in the study and my wife was like, you need a workshop. so i built one and i thought oh, my goodness, when i was a kid, i spent my summers in los angeles. thirty years earlier, i had forgotten about it. it all flashed back to me. so at home, it was exactly what a swiss engineer, what a watchmaker would invent in the 1920s and '30s. los angeles was booming. they have had all of these green lawns and sprinkler systems that were very fancy and they had all kinds of little things. but they had to turn them on manually. when they realize is that we need to put a watch or a timer on top of this. so if you have one, that is my grandfather's patent from long ago. i would spend my summers with him and he would teach
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